The specially designed footplate and diamond combination allow surgeon to hold the handle at a 35° angle from vertical (like a pen) to provide more comfortable grip and superior visualization of the diamond blade. The short handle is very facile at the slit lamp or in the OR when using the classic supine patient positioning.
With the advent of toric IOL’s and premium fee for service procedures for modern cataract surgeons, the need for tuning up vision by adjusting corneal astigmatism has never been more of a requirement. We manufacture a complete system that allows the premarking and arcuate lengths to be placed on the cornea and then due to the short, angulated handle design, the surgeon can see very well at the slit lamp and has better hand positioning than a straight blade handle. Finally, the depths are set for LRI/AK primarily but the instrument lends itself to working well in the standard supine operating position for those who may wish to use it in that manner or both approaches.
While many surgeons would feel uncomfortable performing astigmatic keratotomies at the slit lamp as a post op corneal adjustment with these relaxing incisions, Doctor Ike Ahmed makes a strong point as to how well it can be done in a facile and convenient manner for doctor and patient.